By SI Wire
March 10, 2015

Negotiations on Randall Cobb's new contract with the Packers didn't take place in a dark, smoke-filled room. No, Cobb was actually at a wedding in Kentucky while his agent hammered out the details with Green Bay brass.

Cobb was a groomsman at the wedding of his college quarterback, Morgan Newton, and had to excuse himself at various points throughout the weekend to confer with his agent.

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“Saturday morning, I told [agent] Jimmy [Sexton] to get it done. I was scared,” Cobb told ESPN Wisconsin. “No lie. I didn’t know if Green Bay had given up on me or what, since we hadn’t heard from them in two weeks, since their last offer. I was nervous. I said, ‘Get it done. Whatever I have to do to get back to Green Bay, just make it happen.’"

Eventually Sexton thought he struck a deal that his client would find agreeable and called Cobb to let him know.

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"I got the call right after we finished taking pictures. We were getting ready to leave," Cobb said. "I walked outside the church and I was able to finish it."

Cobb flew to Green Bay on Monday, so he and the Packers will live happily ever after.

Jack Jorgensen

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